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Jewish Disability Awareness Month

Making Inclusion a Reality

William Daroff | Posted 04.22.2014 | Religion
William Daroff

People with disabilities live in our neighborhoods, go to school with our children, shop at our stores, but too often, we don't know them.

Community: A Gift for the Jewish Future

William Daroff | Posted 02.20.2014 | Religion
William Daroff

Inclusion means ensuring everyone can access Jewish institutions and activities, and understanding that each one of us has a role to play so that all people are welcome and can participate meaningfully.

10 Things I Wish Someone Told Me About Parenting a Child with Special Needs

Liane Kupferberg Carter | Posted 04.24.2013 | Parents
Liane Kupferberg Carter

There's no way you'd spot us in a crowd. We don't have a secret handshake. But somehow special needs parents always manage to find each other. Maybe it's that unmistakable look of exhaustion and resolve many of us wear. Whatever it is, I've been part of this family for 20 years.

Jewish Inclusion: Dare To Dream

Elaine Hall | Posted 04.22.2013 | Religion
Elaine Hall

I always longed to share and connect with my son in my religious observance. I dreamt that I could sit with Neal in prayer. However, like many things when you have a child with severe autism, this did not seem likely to happen. Twelve years later, my fantasy became real.

Jewish Disability Awareness Month: Remembering The Invisible Minority

Rabbi David Saperstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi David Saperstein

We clearly need to change the way our policies address disability issues. But in order to change policies, we must also change attitudes.